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Los Angeles voters have passed a pair of progressive ballot measures — one to fight homelessness, the other to expand its public transit network.

L.A. County's Measure M, which would add a half-cent sales tax to build light rail, subways and bus lines throughout the county, appears to have passed with close to 70 percent of support, well more than the two-thirds majority it needed to pass.

The citywide Measure HHH also passed overwhelmingly, with 76 percent of the vote. The initiative will raise property taxes by .01 percent to pay for permanent supportive housing and shelters for the city's homeless population.

Just after 10:30 p.m., City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced on Twitter that HHH had passed.